An Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, who we understand is of Trinidad and Tobago descent, has been honoured by the Queen of England for her services to Britain, as part of the 2019 “Queen’s Birthday Honours List for the New Year”.
This tradition started in the year 1860 when Queen Victoria gave out her first Birthday Honours, and since then, it has been done twice a year.
Among them in 2019 is Miss Stacy Johnson, for services to healthcare and higher education equality diversity and inclusion.
103FM News understands that Miss Johnson, who describes herself in the following video as “an immigrant from the Caribbean”, is a native of Arima, Trinidad.
We’re so proud to announce that Associate Professor @misssdjohnson from @MedicineUoN @UoN_SHS has been appointed Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to healthcare and Higher Education in #NewYearHonours 🎉 pic.twitter.com/GvnSOsklJu
— Uni of Nottingham (@UniofNottingham) December 29, 2018
As written on Nottinghamshire Live (nottinghampost.com), Miss Johnson is described as “an inspirational teacher as well as an equality, diversity and inclusion champion whose work has shaped nursing and higher education around the world.
An associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, Miss Johnson also works as an advisor and speaker on healthcare – particularly on matters involving inclusion and justice.
Since 2012 she has been a member of England’s Chief Nursing Officer’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Strategic Advisory Group, advising on issues affecting BME patients and staff. She also lectures on and researches healthcare leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.”
The article further states that “Miss Johnson has advised on curriculum reform, faculty development and leadership development in nurse education in the UK, South Africa, the Middle East, India, the Caribbean and China where she is a visiting lecturer at Henan University of Science and Technology.”